Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Jim McAllister + History + Cool Salem Stories = Culture
Do you want to know more about Salem's history? Do you want to learn in a fun and interesting manner? Then check out one of Jim McAllister's great lectures this year -- his year of 52 lectures in 52 weeks -- all centered on Salem's unique history.
Week Five: “On the (Salem) Waterfront”
Wednesday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Finz Seafood Restaurant, Pickering Wharf (upstairs)
A look back at the changing Salem shoreline from Winter Island to the South River, at various times home of fishing stages, power plants, cotton mills, historic sites and a residential neighborhood.
RESCHEDULED FROM JANUARY 24
Week Four “I Might Have Done It Too” (Rescheduled from January 24; a few spaces available)
Saturday, February 7 @ 6 p.m.
The Witch House/Corwin House, 310 Essex Street
An empathetic perspective on the Putnams of Salem Village, an extended family that played a major and unfortunate role in the 1692 Salem Witch Trials, and an examination of the extraordinary social, economic, personal, and political pressures that may have driven them to do so.
Week Six: “Nathaniel and Sophia: the Hawthorne Love Story”
Tuesday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m.
The Salem Witch Museum,19 1/2 Washington Square
Get in the Valentine’s Day mood with Jim’s telling of a great, and, at times, complicated,19th century American romance that unfolded in the very shadow of Washington Square.
Be sure to stop in the Tavern or Nathaniel's for a bite to eat or a libation, either before or after these events.
I hope to see you here.